This has been a tough year for healthcare. With a global pandemic creating shortages of talent, how can you be sure you’re prepared for what 2021 might bring? It’s important to start now and consider your staffing needs for the year to know where to look for help when it’s needed most. Here are a few things you can add to your checklist when determining your medical staffing plan for 2021 in Dallas.
Inventory of Talent
To pinpoint the kind of qualified talent you’ll need in the new year, you should assess the talent you already have. This will help you determine what areas you need to fill. It’s important to keep in mind that talent isn’t just about skills such as nursing or administrative, it’s also about soft skills like problem-solving, and good communication.
How is leadership going in your organization? Do you have the right people in the right positions to help advance the company mission into the new year? Many organizations discuss diversity hiring in this context as well. Hiring a diverse workforce in decision making positions is one of the best ways to increase the cultural impact of your organization.
Through the end of 2020, you may have been short-handed on staff due to the holidays. Use this data to project this year to determine how you can be properly staffed to always have the right people on staff at the right time. One such way is to partner with a staffing agency specializing in healthcare staff for contract or PRN needs during busy times.
Goals for 2021
Sit down and write out your department / facility / company staffing goals for the next year. What do you want to see happen in your hiring process that would be an improvement over last year? Better qualified candidates? A larger pool to choose from? How are you sourcing talent today? Perhaps expand your recruiting resources by utilizing healthcare recruiters, who have talent networks that connect you with a larger pool of qualified candidates to choose from.
If you need help with strategic planning for hiring, having a hiring partner to assist you from start to finish can be key to your staffing success. Hiring can be expensive and time-consuming, so work with an expert in healthcare talent like CornerStone Medical to get top tier talent in the door on the first try.
Do you want to partner with a healthcare staffing expert to create and execute a staffing plan for 2021?
Call CornerStone Medical Staffing and let us help you meet any staffing challenge that 2021 brings to your busy medical practice.